I'm posting this from Winnipeg, where I've come to visit some family for the weekend. Winnipeg is also known as 'Winterpeg' (for good reason as it has an average winter temperature of -23 C (-9 F) ) , so it's definitely a good thing I'm visiting in the spring.
This was how I entertained myself while I was waiting for the plane. Do you see the man in the lower left corner of the photo wearing a red hoodie and a green vest.
Here's a close-up of what he was doing - playing with a yo-yo! Too funny.
When I got to Winnipeg there were relatives to visit, including a sweet little niece that gave me a dandelion.
Today we went to the Narcisse Snake dens to see the red-sided garter snakes that over-winter in limestone pits in the ground and every spring they emerge by the thousands to mate and then leave to go to their summer grounds. They were only just starting to come out of hibernation but we did get to see some snakes and even some clusters of mating snakes.
I'm not a real fan of snakes but I have to say it was very interesting. I've read about these snake pits and always wanted to see them. I did attach a couple of photos of the snakes but I didn't want to scare anyone.
There were hiking trails to follow between the four snake pits,
and snakes to hold,
and aspen trees with their leaves just emerging,
and an unusual basket-type bird nest to see.
A lovely day catching up with the relatives and the snakes.